This course is for new filmmakers looking to gain the knowhow and knowledge needed for making documentary films for broadcast and online.
You'll learn practical tools such as how to present yourself and your ideas, how to think like a director, shooting for the edit and the importance of story.
It's led by Katie Buchanan, an RTS Broadcast and Grierson winning Executive Producer with over 25 years' experience.
Areas covered include:
How to market yourself as a director. Making your cv work for you. Bring your own cv to workshop.
Coming up with ideas and researching them. Tips on casting and negotiating access.
How to pitch. Pitching your idea to the group.
What is your story? The importance of narrative in documentaries and how to build it.
Treatments and tasters. The inside track on how successful commissions were built.
Thinking like a director. What is your stylistic approach? Is it authored or observational, unfolding or retrospective?
How to approach your shoots to make sure you get the most out of them.
Storytelling in the edit. The importance of preparation.
Troubleshooting and problem-solving. How to get yourself out of tricky places.
Please fill in the application form, attaching your CV